164 Let There Be Light

January’s Print of the month is Let There Be Light. I made this image way back in 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. However, I essentially sat on it until now. I hope you enjoy this discussion about the making of this image and the meaning I find it embodies.

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  • Details of the photograph
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  • Printing the photograph
  • Plus a bonus “in the studio” painting session for the canvas print.

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Today's Dose of Inspiration

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

—Genesis 1:2–5 ESV

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

—C. S. Lewis

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